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Old 2nd October 2014, 13:08
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Badges came today. Im hoping to use the keyring as a badge (cut the keyring part off) but im not sure if i should have the bigger badge on the bonnet or the boot?'
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Old 2nd October 2014, 15:56
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Can you fit the bigger badge to go in the front grille? I have seen a few like that and they look good.
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Old 2nd October 2014, 19:47
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Badges came today. Im hoping to use the keyring as a badge (cut the keyring part off) but im not sure if i should have the bigger badge on the bonnet or the boot?'
Is that Scottie's blood, having cut them from stainless steel?
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Old 2nd October 2014, 19:57
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i dont think as much blood/sweat & tears has gone into making that badge than that has into scotties build!

it could be blood but im petty sure its the reflection of my wifes clothes! (a good job she had clothes on when she took the pic!)
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Old 4th October 2014, 09:09
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Looking at the back of this...



I think it looks great, however this is partly because it doenst have a number plate! instead of using a rear diffuser from a new ford fiesta, Im going to use 1 from a pug 407...



A quick look on ebay and this turned up....



Should be delivered by tuesday!
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Old 4th October 2014, 11:25
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this was the fiesta diffuser inwas going to use...

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Old 4th October 2014, 11:36
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im also hoping Chris can tell me what this spoiler is off?....



Im hoping to get the same 1 and cut a section out the middle
and bond back together to fit the boot.

Chris?!....
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Old 4th October 2014, 17:15
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Danny - Here was Chris's answer when someone else asked...

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It's a roof spoiler from a Ford Fiesta
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Old 4th October 2014, 17:34
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So the rear of your Kobra should look something this:




Here you also have a selection of modern-styled Cobra fronts to give you some inspiration for the front end just in case you still haven´t decided.


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Old 4th October 2014, 17:47
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Thanks Paul!

DSG4ME, thanks for that photoshop! hopfully it should look like that but without the exhaust. Can you guess where they will be on my kobra?!

As for the front im hoping it will look somthing like the top left pic but I have gone for the normal 7" headlights but with 12 built in LEDs as side lights for a little but of a modern touch!

Also will have the daylight running lights from a mercedes as per the top right pic

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Old 4th October 2014, 18:00
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Link for side exhaust...

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=111170367885

Think i should be able to make or have 1 made cheaper with cherry bomb through backboxes. hopefully coated black in some sort of heat proof paint?

Don't quote me on this 'side exhaust' though as im still not sure if its do-able! if not then the rear of the kobra will look pretty much as that photo shop image (reg S9O DM).....
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Old 4th October 2014, 18:06
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Just about Anything is do-able Danny!

Especially side exhausts, I know a story about those.....

Go for it!
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Old 4th October 2014, 19:04
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With you and your skills just about anything is do-able scotty and i do like your side exhaust! I also seen the trouble you went through to achieve it! Hopefully the Z3 is a little easyer.....
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Old 4th October 2014, 20:29
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I had Chris cut the big back box off my exhaust and exit from the sides. Issue with mine was leaving the front bits in place meant the side pipes only just poked out in front of the wheels. Check my thread for photos.

If you want earlier side pipes you will need to do stuff in the engine bay and cut holes in the double skinned bodywork
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Old 4th October 2014, 20:46
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WCA, I followed your thread on it and seen the problem you had with the cherry bombs scraping the floor. im hoping to either cut a hole through the double skin and somehow get a pipe through (option 1)

or if that fails cut away at the bottom of the sill and put a pipe in flush (option 2!)......

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Old 4th October 2014, 22:52
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Hi Danny,

A few questions if you have time
Does your car still have the adjustable spacer on the rear springs?
Is the rear as low as it will go, and is the front drivable as low as it is?

Thanks in advance,

Lumpy.
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Old 5th October 2014, 03:27
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My cars got adjustable coilovers fitted. Only the front where fitted when I drove the car home from tributes workshop but I droped it straight off at my pals garage and it now has the rear coilovers fitted but im away for another 3 weeks so I dont know how it is to drive yet. Im looking at fitting 19" or possibly even 20" alloys on so then will set the height of the coilovers once the alloys are on.
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Old 5th October 2014, 07:58
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Working! nights again Danny , Geoff .
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Old 5th October 2014, 08:05
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When I first started the build Danny, I don't think I had a lot of the skills I have now.

I think it was such a strong desire to get something done, and made to the image of what I had in mind, that developed the skill I needed to accomplish that.

Ref your exhaust perhaps being too low in places, the answer to that is the same as my build, use a bigger pipe flattened out to give a much lower profile. It worked very well for my car.
So well, that without the "flat" pipe, I could not have even had a side exhaust. That one is worth thinking about.
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Old 5th October 2014, 08:34
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Danny - Not sure if you saw this German Kobra that Tribute built up to this stage...



There was very little posted about it, but I did remember the "traditional" side pipe fitted.

Although I couldn't even tell you if it is just for show, or actually working.

( I worked my way through a lot of old threads to find more photos to add to the "Useful Info" sticky a few weeks ago. )

Good luck, Paul.
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